Blood Pressure & Braille
Blood Pressure Reading
Many adults have high blood pressure and do not even realize it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.
The Pleasant Valley Senior Center has made arrangements to have a volunteer nurse take free blood pressure readings. This is a drop-in program and new participants are always welcome.
Pleasant Valley Senior CenterPleasant Valley Senior Center
9:30 to 10:30am (3rd Wednesday of each month)
Low Vision Wellness / Braille
Braille Institute consultants from Santa Barbara come to the Pleasant Valley Senior Center to hold classes, arrange speakers, and provide assistance to participants with vision problems.
They hold free classes that help participants learn to adjust to sight loss and teach them new ways of doing things. New people are always welcome.
Pleasant Valley Senior Center
10am – 12pm
(No classes in the month of August & December)
Low Vision Consultant
A Braille Institute trained specialist comes to the Pleasant Valley Senior Center monthly to do evaluations and demonstrate self-help devices. They demonstrate ways for those with declining sight how to use their remaining vision. There are many useful adaptive products available to assist with sight loss including magnifiers, lights, talking clocks and watches, Braille games, large-print books, canes, writing, sewing and cooking aids, and much more.
Reservations are required. Call the Senior Center for an appointment – (805) 482-4881.
Braille Consultant, parked next to Pleasant Valley Senior Center.
3rd Thursday of each month
3/16 * 4/20 * 5/18 * 6/15 * 7/20 *8/17